Jan 20, 2012

Hearts of Many Colors

I believe there are times to plan your art with a pencil, and there are times you just need to jump right in and draw with a brush. You can’t go wrong with these rows of delicate hearts, even if they do get crooked and lopsided. In fact, I think they may get even better.
Start with real watercolor paper, and Educational Mixable Crayola Watercolor Mixing Sets. They really are great and allow all the color variety you see here. With a small brush, cup of water and plate for mixing, challenge your students to paint rows of even hearts, mixing new colors for each one. The Crayola Set comes with white and black and brilliant blues and violets so many combinations are possible.

1 comment:

Kayla said...

Kathy,

This is such a beautiful project (and perfect for Valentine's Day!) - we featured it at our blog, MPM School Supplies Blog!

You can find the full feature here:
http://blog.mpmschoolsupplies.com/3629/colorful-hearts-valentines-day-color-mixing-craft/

We were sure to give idea/photo credit, as well as a link to your site, but we'd love for you to take a look at it. If there are any problems, we'll be sure to take the feature down immediately!

Thanks so much,
Kayla Johnson
tristro.com/kayla